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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 175 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

RECEPTIONIST/LEGAL SECRETARY

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., has an opening for a part-time Receptionist/Legal Secretary resident in our New York office to assist with a variety of tasks needed to keep the office running smoothly. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing reception desk support to the office, set up meetings/lunches and maintain office and kitchen supplies along with some overflow attorney support as well. We are seeking a self-starter who possesses a professional demeanor, excellent computer, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills along with the ability to interact and work with a variety of people. A Benefits package is included.

Resumes of qualified applicants should be forwarded to:  

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Catherine Mingolello
300 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

NEW BUSINESS/CONFLICTS ANALYST

The Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin LLP has an exciting opportunity for a New Business/Conflicts Analyst (“NBCA”) to assist attorneys with their compliance requirements and professional responsibility obligations. The NBCA will create, review, analyze and summarize conflict search reports associated with the new business intake process to identify and help resolve potential conflicts of interest. The NBCA will communicate with attorneys responsible for matters that present a potential conflict, evaluate the information obtained and assist with the resolution of conflicts issues that arise with prospective new business and in the lateral attorney hiring process. Using various legal, business and other online databases to conduct research, the NBCA will perform client due diligence; will assist in the creation and maintenance of conflict waiver letters and with maintaining other information important to the engagement such as Outside Counsel Guidelines, client specific terms and conditions, engagement letters and the like; and will work with the New Business Intake Manager to manage the new business intake workflow process. A Bachelor’s degree or prior paralegal experience is strongly preferred and a minimum of three years of prior law firm work experience related to conflicts checking and/or new business intake is required. The ideal candidate must have knowledge and familiarity of automated workflow for intake and conflict software, preferably utilizing Aderant or Intapp. The NBCA must demonstrate critical thinking, strong judgment and problem solving skills and must be familiar with and knowledgeable about the Rules of Professional Responsibility/Conduct and regulations as they pertain to conflicts and conflicts resolution in law firms. The successful candidate will possess keen attention to detail, a client service mindset, excellent written and oral communication skills and have a strong technical background with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

For consideration, please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations as follows:

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Maria L. Drag
Director of Human Resources/NBCA
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., has an opening for an Accounting Manager resident in our Hartford Office. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Accounting Manager’s primary responsibilities are to oversee all Client Trust activity, Accounts Payable and Account Receivable functions, and be responsible for all Treasury transactions and reporting. In addition, the Accounting Manager is responsible for thoroughly understanding all aspects of Fixed Asset accounting, Property Taxes and Sales Taxes. The ideal candidate must be accurate, have strong communication and organizational skills, excellent computer skills in MS Excel, Outlook and Word; possess the ability to multi-task, work independently, perform well under pressure while meeting deadlines. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, 5 to 10 years of related accounting and supervisory experience is preferred. Candidates must be flexible to work overtime at peak times and be able to adapt to new and changing demands. Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume and salary requirements to:

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Human Resources Department/AM 
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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